Casa 500 is a new exhibition space forming part of the museum complex at the Pinacoteca Agnelli, chaired by Ginevra Elkann. An immersive itinerary covering over 700 m2, it plays on memories, emotions and dreams to trace the culture and history of a country and a city, intertwined with the history of the 500. Much more than an automobile museum, Casa 500 tells the future of the FIAT brand, starting from its roots; ones that are indeed the inspiration for the future. The common thread is the ‘metamorphosis’ of the FIAT 500 across its three generations, a model that has made history in the automotive industry and has always inspired new ways of thinking and living. An icon of our times whose evolution conveys the culture of a country and the history of its city. Located on the 4th floor of the Pinacoteca Agnelli and directly overlooking the Lingotto track, Casa 500 is an open exhibition space, bathed in light and is connected to the track on all four sides by its large windows. Casa 500 is also a place where respect for the environment is the mantra that inspired the creation of all the spaces and materials, chosen for the installations that follow the principle summarized in the concept of “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle”: recycled wood for the tables, platforms and doors; panels that absorb the volatile components of the air; reused furniture or products with plastics recovered from the sea, like the rear seats in Seaqual® yarn; and eco-friendly, antibacterial paints. The Casa 500 exhibition is set out around a highly symbolic central tree, also made of recycled wood. A tree that represents the continuity of history, between the roots – the past – and the future. At the foot of the tree, the mask of the legendary 1957 Fiat 500 and a New (500)RED, the latest addition to the New 500 line-up.
The Audi Q5 Sportback - The engine range at the start - two TDI and one TFSI
The Audi Q5 Sportback will be launched in Europe with three engine versions - two TDI and one TFSI. Their power range is 150 kW (204 PS) to 210 kW (286 PS). All engines fall below the limits of the new Euro 6d ISC-FCM AP emissions standard, which in particular severely limits nitrogen oxide emissions in road tests. A 2.0 TDI powers the Q5 Sportback 40 TDI quattro. It delivers 150 kW (204 PS) and 400 Nm torque. It accelerates the CUV from zero to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and further to a top speed of 222 km/h. A 12-volt mild hybrid system (MHEV) increases efficiency. Its belt starter-generator (RSG) can recover energy during deceleration and store it in a compact lithium-ion battery. In addition, the MHEV system allows sailing with the engine switched off and allows the start-stop range to begin at speeds as low as 22 km/h. A second power variant of the 2.0 TDI will follow after the market launch. The power transmission for the four-cylinder diesel is a seven-speed S tronic and the efficient quattro drive with ultra technology. In normal driving mode, it sends the torque exclusively to the front wheels. As soon as four-wheel drive is required, two clutches engage the rear axle at lightning speed, in many situations even predictively.
To meet market demands in both India and South America and to strengthen its international dimension, Citroën has unveiled the New C3 Hatchback at a live-streamed event held today in Paris, France. Whilst staying faithful to the spirit of the brand, Citroën has carefully adapted, researched and developed its design and production process by working closely with local teams in India and South America, incorporating knowledge of both regions, to create a unique, bespoke vehicle, perfectly suited for each landscape and environment. Exuding strength and character and measuring less than 4m in length, the New C3 is a versatile hatchback enabling Citroën to expand in India, a new market for Citroën, and to consolidate its presence in South America.
The interior design of the upcoming SL transforms the iconic tradition of the first 300 SL Roadster into the modern era. Thanks to its Mercedes-AMG performance genes, the new edition caters to the sporty target group as well as customers looking for maximum comfort. Fine materials, meticulous workmanship and attention to detail further underscore the high luxury standards in the interior. The cockpit design, right down to the adjustable central display in the centre console, is focused on the driver and impresses with a harmonious overall impression. The completely redesigned dimensional concept with 2+2 seats offers more function and space in the interior at the same time. The MBUX infotainment system offers a choice of several specific display styles and different modes.